When I begin packing for a vacation, it always gets messy before it gets organized. Clothes, shoes, and other necessities are everywhere.
Even though I know I have what I need somewhere, I can never tell until I lay it all out and see it together.
It can be the same with resumes, applications, contacts, and job search check lists. Do you have some amazing references? Make sure you know where they are well before you need them so you don’t lose momentum looking around. Were you convinced your resume was solid, only to discover there’s a noticeable employment gap? Be prepared with specifics of your volunteer work, certification programs, and so on to fill that space easily.
When you lay it all out, you know where you stand.
It's okay, messy is part of the process!
This will help you to move forward in your job search and come up with the direction you need to go for career satisfaction.